Stevan Ridley vs. Houston's defensive line
Stevan Ridley may be a huge key for the Patriots in breaking up a tough Texans defense. If the Patriots can run the ball effectively, Watt and the rest of Houston's defensive line won't be able to sit on passes. Ridley topped 1,000 yards for the season vs Miami last week, and he was instrumental on New England's clock-killing final drive in that game. The Patriots may need to play a bit of possession football Monday night, and Ridley's ablity to gain yards—and hold onto the ball—will be keys.